A few months ago my husband and I were invited on a photography trip with some friends to Nevada in March. We declined due to vacation time and money for the week long trip. Little did I know then that my brother, who lives in Italy would be coming to Las Vegas in March. I have family in Las Vegas and so my brother was going to be doing some business there as well as visiting family. I decided to get a quick reservation on a plane to Las Vegas during one of the weekends my brother was there. It’s been about sixteen years since I’ve seen him. You can read more about my trip and meeting up with photographer, David Thompson in another blog post.
About a week before my trip, I decided I could fit some photography in. I chose Valley of Fire State Park because it’s only about an hour outside of Las Vegas. I spoke with a friend, Darren White that had just returned from Nevada and he gave me a few tips about the park. Check out his images from Valley of Fire and Death Valley!
I also decided to purchase “A CLOSER LOOK at Valley of Fire“ eGuide written by photographers, Steffen and Isabel Synnatschke after finding the ebook online. I downloaded the ebook to my Kindle Fire and began reading it prior to my trip.
Steffen and Isabel are wonderful, landscape photographers from Germany. They have spent a lot of time exploring Valley of Fire State Park. The book is well written with information on the best time to photograph various red rock formations, arches and features around the entire park that might be of interest to photographers. Each photograph in the eGuide has helpful sun icons that shows when are the best times to photograph that particular location. They include GPS coordinates and maps in the guide. Their beautiful photos alone are enough to inspire you to see the possibilities at the park!
The cool rock sculptures at the park have been formed over time from the elements. They are a must see for any photographer visiting the area. I found the landscape fascinating. I plan to return to Valley of Fire in the future and I know that the eGuide will help me out as I spend more time exploring the park.